Unless you've been under a rock for the past few months, you've probably seen the carnage that the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March left on their infrastructure. Well take my word for it, the people and culture of Japan are resilient ones but sometimes it takes a few extra hands with the capabilities to dig into pockets to keep the resiliency bouncing. Enter once again, Bernard Willhelm and Mykita. Willhelm, who had already been collaborating with Mykita since 2009, has taken the companies ultra iconic Franz aviator model and created a special LIMITED EDITION (two words that excite me) pair.
This yummy balanced 'Oreo-esque' fusion of Willhelm's cheekiness and Mykita's spirit and superb craftsmanship pay homage to one of the greatest symbols that stands for a nation, its flag. Spoon some more 'creme in the middle' goodness on top and feel no guilt since this splurge is also equally humanitarian in that ALL PROCEEDS, minus the value added tax, go 'beeline' to the Japanese Red Cross earthquake appeal. However, make haste!!! I did say LIMITED EDITION!!! There were only 100 pieces made and at last count they are just under the halfway mark with the remaining quantity. A guiltless splurge that knocks four birds out with one stone: Mykita, Willhelm, Rehabilitation and Style.